Farewell to Spring (Clarkia amoena). Annual. These flowers, along with California poppies, have the best recurrence. They reseed prolifically to reappear every year as long as the soil in their plot does not get overgrown by weeds. No summer water, but by then these plants have set seed and died.
California poppy (Eschscholzia californica) Grow from seeds sown in fall. These plants cannot be dug up and transplanted, so place the seeds where you want poppies to grow. They’ll reseed freely if conditions are right. Note that the flower centers aren’t the same – the two photos were taken about 350 miles apart, in two…
Miner’s Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata). Annual. If you came to our February meeting, you might have snacked on the leaves of this plant. It tastes similar to romaine lettuce.
Fiddlenecks (Amsinckia sp.) Annual. This is typically one of the first annuals to bloom, coloring sizable areas with its yellow flowers.